2021 Race Winners Focus on SCCA, Porsche Club and Other Endurance Programs With An Eye on 2023 GS Program
GAINESVILLE, Georgia (January 19, 2022) – Atlanta Speedwerks, twice the 2021 TCR class race winners in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge competition, has suspended their IMSA effort for the 2022 season.
Atlanta Speedwerks instead has placed renewed focus on continued SCCA, Porsche Club of America and amateur endurance racing programs during the 2022 season. In addition, the business operations team is developing plans for a GS-class effort in IMSA competition during the 2023 season.
The team swept the pair of Watkins Glen races last season, with Ryan Eversley and Todd Lamb winning the four-hour race in the No. 94 Dinner With Racers/Lemons of Love Honda Civic TCR and Brian Henderson and Robert Noaker capturing the two-hour race victory one week later in the No. 84 Sabelt/Pagid Honda Civic TCR.
“Our goal as a race team was to develop a program in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge that would be competitive, and we accomplished that,” Lamb, the Atlanta Speedwerks owner, said. “As we focused on the business in both the long and short term, it makes sense to take a small step back, continue our professionalism with our amateur and pro-am customers, and try to come back with an even bigger program in 2023.”
The 2022 season is already underway for Atlanta Speedwerks, who ran back-to-back SCCA race weekends at Homestead-Miami Speedway and Sebring International Raceway in January with drivers Lamb and Kyle Haney.
“While we will miss all of our friends in the IMSA paddock this year, we have a very busy year planned with our other programs,” Lamb said. “There are so many people to thank for the success we have had the last three years, but especially Pagid, Sabelt, Lemons of Love, and Brian Henderson and his family, who were all with us from the beginning. We’re looking forward to getting back to IMSA with a GS program in 2023.”
Atlanta Speedwerks will continue to operate as a full service prep shop, and continue to service race cars including, but not limited to, Mazda Miatas and Porsches along with coaching and driver development programs.
About Atlanta Speedwerks
Atlanta Speedwerks is a professional road racing team and prep shop, providing road racing services, car builds, roll cages, arrive and drive programs, and performance parts. Headquartered near Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, the company runs winning arrive & drive programs in Porsche Club of America and SCCA Spec Miata, among others. Professional coaching and driver development round out the company’s offerings.
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